Develop a Topic by Rereading and Grouping Related Information

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Continue on the path to writing a strong explanatory essay in the second of six lessons. The focus is on close reading and creating cohesive paragraphs by grouping together related information. The instructor identifies this work as being part of the third step of the writing process, draft and revise, and then walks step by step through how to use notes to construct a paragraph. Note that this lesson assumes viewers have already watched the previous video in the series, which focuses on how to group related information together in notes. 

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Pros

  • A review discusses and shows an example of the need to use facts and details from a text in writing an essay
  • The instructor pauses to point out the thought process she goes through before each step
Cons

  • Domain-specific vocabulary in the initial writing prompt is not defined, so be sure to go over these definitions ahead of time to support understanding
Common Core